DescriptionResources & Guidelines for Supporting TGNC Clients
In this quick and energetic review of the APA’s current guidelines for practice with people who identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming (TGNC), Kirsten Bradbury and Greg Hixon reassure you that whether you are an expert on the topic or you have never worked with a client from this population, efforts to learn more about and better support TGNC clients are worthwhile and necessary.
This course is appropriate for mental health professionals of all levels of professional experience. APA Guidelines for Practice with Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming (TGNC) Persons provides one hour of credit toward the continuing cultural competency requirement for Licensed Psychologists in Texas.
- Define stigma, invisibility, and discrimination, and recognize the extent of their detrimental impact on transgender and gender-nonconforming persons
- Distinguish between practice guidelines and treatment guidelines and identify where to locate treatment guidelines for this population
- Define microaggressions, and identify best practices for avoiding these mistakes, including addressing your own biases and cultural limitations
- Identify ways social scientists, mental health practitioners, educators, and the public at large can reduce stigma and discrimination for families with transgender or gender-nonconforming members
This course is also part of the Gender & Practice Program (3 CEs).
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Primary Course Leader(s)
TPCE Director & Instructor
Dr. Bradbury started her career in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her undergraduate studies in 1992. She went on to obtain her M.S. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. She served as an intern and postdoctoral fellow at the Emory University School of Medicine for two years. Dr. Bradbury was awarded the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Award for Injury Prevention Research from the American Psychological Association in the award’s inaugural year.
Dr. Hixon received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, concentrating in social psychology with a specialization (M.S. equivalent) in statistics. After serving on the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Hixon went on to work with several governmental agencies, culminating in his service as Director of Quantitative Analysis for the Texas Department of Human Services from 1999-2003 and then as Senior Research Analyst for the Texas Legislative Council from early 2003 until he returned to UT Austin in 2004.